I didn't personally know anyone who perished in the tragic attacks of September 11th, 2001.

You don't have to.

It's been 11 years since our country fell under attack by terrorists, eleven years of recovery and reflection.

Rather then write and recall how many Mothers and Fathers, business people, police and fire rescuers--and most of all Americans died that day in New York, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, PA, I wanted to post three videos that should bring a smile to your face and a tear of joy to your eye:

 

1. It was a speech that then President George W. Bush made at the wreckage site in hours following the attack. I'm not concerned with what the political affiliations or philosophies are, but I'm concerned with the power of the words in this speech:

 

2. The second is a home run hit by New York Mets C Mike Piazza in a September baseball game at Shea Stadium against the Atlanta Braves. It was the first professional sporting event played in the city of New York since the attacks and it's one the city will never forget.

 

3. The third is the announcement President Obama made at the steps of The White House on a Sunday night in early May 2011. You know the rest:

We Will Never Forget